What is Tibetan Breathing?
Tibetan Breathing is self-help healing technique that expands
your lungs and increases oxygen in your blood. All your organs
(and your brain) benefit from more oxygen and work better.
practice of this breathing program has been shown to calm the
system, regulate heart activity, relax muscles and
spasms, oxygenate the blood, reduce blood pressure, stimulate digestion
How to perform Tibetan Breathing
- Sit comfortably with your spine straight and your feet apart
and flat on the floor.
- Close your eyes.
- Turn your left hand palm upwards on your left knee, connect
your thumb and index finger to form a circle, keep your other
- Place your right hand, palm flat, directly below your belly
- Inhale through your nose. Follow your breath up your from your
nose and over your head. Continue down your spine until you reach
- Contract your butt muscles and clinch your sphincter.
- Pursing your lips together (like whistling), exhale from your
mouth, release your butt muscles and sphincter, push your breath
up the front of your body with your belly muscles.
- Perform a second breath.
- Now, move your right hand to your heart or anywhere else where
you have pain or discomfort.
- Perform two more breathes, for a
total of 4 inhale/exhales.
This simple breathing exercise establishes an equilibrium
between positive and negative currents throughout the body. Start
by performing these 4 breathes twice per day. Early morning after
waking and night time before bed are best.
You can perform
Tibetan Breathing while sitting, laying down or even while
walking (keep your hands in your pockets). Any time you feel you
energy, perform Tibetan Healing Breathing.
Note: this Tibetan Breathing Technique is
a very powerful energizer which should not be overdone.
If this is your first time to work with breathing, start slowly.
If you feel dizzy or light headed, open your eyes and perform smaller/shallower
breathes. Work you way up to full lung capacity at your
own pace. If you have a dry throat, drink water before perform
the exercise and/or reduce the breathing to once or twice
Also see our recommendations for the 5
Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation